Kyle Sprague finished his second year working as the volunteer assistant coach at UCF in 2015. He was in charge of the Knights' outfielders and coached first base during games, while aiding the development of the team's infielders and catchers along with hitting responsibilities. The Knights achieved a program-best No. 6 ranking during the 2015 campaign.
Sprague guided seniors JoMarcos Woods and Erik Barber in 2015 to career bests in the outfield and at the plate, garnering recognition on The American All-Conference team. Woods posted a .323 avg. with five homers and 32 RBI, while Barber compiled a .313 avg. and a team-high 11 homers, while driving in 38 runs.
Under Sprague in 2014, all three of the Knights outfielders - Erik Barber, Sam Tolleson and Derrick Salberg - were honored to one of The American's three all-conference teams. Salberg tallied a .992 fielding pct., while junior JoMarcos Woods led all position players with a .994 pct.
While at UCF, Sprague aided the development of four players - Eric Skoglund (3rd), Dylan Moore (7th), James Vasquez (25th) and Mitchell Tripp (36th) - being selected in the MLB Draft.
Before coming to Orlando, Sprague held the volunteer assistant position during the 2012-13 season at Gardner-Webb. While with the Runnin' Bulldogs, catcher John Harris was a Johnny Bench Award nominee and the team set a program best in fielding pct. at .969.
The Mansfield, Ohio, native played three seasons at Malone (Ohio) University where he was a part of three Pioneer teams that won a total of 104 games. His college career began at Tiffin University.
Sprague has extensive experience as a camp instructor, working at the Marc Wilkins Baseball Academy from 2007-12 and for Cal Ripken Baseball in 2009. He also has served as a camp instructor at Clemson, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, LSU and Mississippi State, among others.